The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications (subject to specified criteria) for the designation of landmarks, historic properties and historic districts, and makes recommendations regarding those designations; reviews and makes decisions on applications for proposed alterations, new construction, demolition or removal affecting landmarks, historic properties or properties in an historic district; makes recommendations to the members of the City Council concerning the use of federal, state, municipal or available private funds to promote the preservation of properties and districts within Tempe (to include acquisition, the awarding of sub-grants, the requiring of preservation covenants and the acquisition of preservation easements); and recommends to the members of the City Council and Tempe's citizen boards and commissions, changes in the zoning ordinance, building code, general plan or other local laws regarding historic preservation issues. (City Code Chapter 14A; Zoning and Development Code Chapter 3, Sec 1-304)
The Commission has seven (7) members and two (2) alternate members. The members of the Commission are Tempe residents, appointed for a term of three years. All of the members of the Commission must have a demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation. The membership of the Commission includes three at-large members; and four professional members drawn from the fields of architecture, architectural history, archeology, historic preservation law, history, landscape architecture, planning or building construction.
The Commission must hold a minimum of four public meetings each year. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the Commission chair or four or more members of the Commission.
To view current information and membership, click here.
To access agendas and minutes for meetings prior to 2012, visit the Archives.